"You got me straight trippin', boo!"
Rutgers University bestowed an honorary doctorate on Queen Latifah, making her a "Doctor," and putting her in the leagues of Kanye West and LL Cool J who have received honorary degrees.
She said, according to XXL, " "What a university this is.... I'm a Jersey girl born and bred. So when it comes to homecomings, I'll take the words of Garden State's own Jon Bon Jovi who wrote: 'Who said you can't come home? That's the only place where they call me one of their own.' ... This place has shaped me. Whether it's been your home for four years or 40 years, or something in between, you carry it with you. Just as I have. Long before Living Single and Set It Off and Chicago, it's lesson I learned right here at home that made me the person I am."
Queen Latifah, a Newark native, spoke at the commencement exercises for Rutgers-Newark. She spoke about home and remembering your family.